Dr. D. Padma Yuvaraj is a disciple of Smt. Alamelu Mohanarangam (disciple of Lalgudi Padmavati Anathagopalan). She has learnt Teveram and Thiruppugazh from Smt. Bharathi Suryakumar (disciple of Saamy Dhandapani).
With B.A and an M.A music from University of Madras, she underwent teacher training from The Teacher's College of Music, Music Academy. She later went on to do her M. Phil from Queen Mary's college, choosing Tevaram as part of her studies. Her quest to acquire knowledge landed her in getting a Ph.D in music from University of Madras for her research study on the compositions of Karaikudi Smt. Rajeswari Padmanabhan.
She is also a Graded artist of All India Radio, Chennai.
- Experienced in teaching vocal music for the past 20 years
- Working as a music teacher in Sanskrit college for the past 15 years
- Have been taking special classes for Thevaram and Thirupugazh.
- Training in notation writing skills.
- Practice in aural skills.
- Won the prizes from Music Academy for tamil kritis.
- Won the silver medal for Thiruppugazh from the Tamil Isai Sangam.
- Won the best student award, The Teacher's College of music, Music Academy.
- Received the Sekkizhar virudhu from Sekkizhar Mandram
- Krishna sweets award for the best teacher.
- Regular performances in and around Chennai also a regular performer in the Dharumai Aadhenam Aranarul vizha.